Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Someone Should Sue Google Translate

18 comments:

fish said...

ACCURATE!

Substance McGravitas said...

I think you're biased, Nazim.

vacuumslayer said...

You're goddamn right, someone should sue. THIS is Emotion Vampire. DUH!

wiley said...

ايلي الساحرة

This is moi in arabic. I have no idea what it says. My meat-world first name means "farm woman" in Cantonese.

vacuumslayer said...

Well, it's official:w/v is sentient.

"farmam"

Substance McGravitas said...

This is moi in arabic. I have no idea what it says.

I only read Arabic well enough to sound things out and I do that badly, but I'd say it looks something like Ayli Alsahreh. Maybe Mandos is around.

If you want sounds I woulda gone with something more like ولي
for "Wiley" and the "witch" part is trouble because I don't think there's an equivalent for the "tch" sound and anyway the word just gets translated.

Substance McGravitas said...

"Lena" is a really awesome name because I've seen it in Farsi as لنا which looks, um, appropriately feminine.

Substance McGravitas said...

Hmm, maybe ويتش for witch...

Smut Clyde said...

I've seen it in Farsi as لنا

BUTTOCKS.

Substance McGravitas said...

Buttocks with a belly button, Mr. Body Modification?

vacuumslayer said...

OK, that's weird. I immediately went to boobs, Smut went to butts...and I JUST figured out that Sub was referring to, you, know that NAUGHTY AREA where the vibrator (or whatever) goes.

Substance McGravitas said...

I suppose the tramp stamp counts, but those are usually not so dainty.

vacuumslayer said...

Weird. I always thought tramp stamps were known for their tasteful subtlety.

Mandos said...

My grasp of Arabic is mostly second-hand, from a childhood occasionally speaking a language that superficially (!!!) uses the same script plus some basic Muslim education. Substance's pronunciation seems right to me. But I don't know why they didn't put a waw to get "Waili". Maybe in Arabic that would become "Wa-aili".

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

And then the Vamplions ruled for a thousand years.
~

Smut Clyde said...

Using Arabic script to write non-Semitic languages is just silly. But it's not as if using Latin script to write English has worked particularly well.

Smut Clyde said...

And then the Vamplions ruled for a thousand years.

Do they have vamp stamps? AFAF.

fish said...

where the vibrator (or whatever) goes.

Did not know they could vibrate. Where is the switch? AFAF